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Emily Dickinson (1830–86).  Complete Poems.  1924.

Part Four: Time and Eternity

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STEP lightly on this narrow spot!
The broadest land that grows
Is not so ample as the breast
These emerald seams enclose.
  
Step lofty; for this name is told        5
As far as cannon dwell,
Or flag subsist, or fame export
Her deathless syllable.

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